Over the past year, Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Avery H. has developed, planned, and constructed a StoryWalk Trail for the Town of Parker. It is permanently installed at McCabe Meadows, a nature trail located just off the Cherry Creek Trail. A StoryWalk Trail is a type of nature trail with signs installed along it, displaying the pages of a children’s book. A story can be read as the trail is walked.
“I pursued this project because it perfectly intertwined my love for both the outdoors and reading while also engaging children in my community. I wanted to be able to help other kids discover the love I have for books and nature,” Avery wrote.
Troop 70720 has many hikes planned this summer. Some of the girls just love exploring the outdoors and some are preparing for a couple of 14ers the troop is doing later in the summer. Earlier this month, the girls hiked Hewlett Gulch, 8.2 miles and around 1,200 feet of elevation gain. They did amazing and the hike was stunning!
These girls are rockstars and we are definitely looking forward to more hikes this summer!
Girl Scouts from around the metro-area gathered this past weekend for a Colorado adventure! We camped in Buena Vista, visiting The Trailhead store to learn more about outdoor gear. Then, we spent the evening learning about Leave No Trace and prepping for our hike.
The next morning, we got up super early and headed over to Mt. Sherman! It was a steep, grueling hike, but in the end, seven girls ended up making it all the way to the 14,036 foot summit. It was the first 14er ever for five of the girls!
Troop 40607 had a great idea to hike to the top of Pikes Peak. They knew in order to do so, they would have to train for it. The girls looked up local trails and devised a plan to hike them. We then invited troops to join us! Our first hike was April 8, 2017 at Fox Run Park in Black Forest.